and a rufous hummingbird.
Purchased solely because of their color.
I'm shallow that way....
Height listed as 4' to 6' ~ about 3' in my garden. They'd like a bit more sun...
Still a presence impossible to miss.
More may go on the fall bulb order, along with 'Elodie,' if money permits.
Because I've been so bad at posting, I missed sharing with you the return of the Rufous Hummingbirds (on July 16th):
Having them in the garden helps fill the void left when the Orioles depart.
The capture below surprised me when I uploaded it ~ I caught his tongue out!
I think that's a first for me!
After googling, I learned their tongues are forked and lined with hairs to help lap up nectar. Obviously my capture wasn't good enough to see that, maybe next time?!
Above, the new birdhouse with Thunbergia 'African Sunset' and 'Arizona Red.'
The garden has eased into mid-summer, still slow to peak but moving ever forward. I am determined to spend as much time as possible there the month of August...
I feel like June and July got away from me and that is just not okay!